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Is there anything there that you can't just find on eBay?
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Definitely crowded, hot, and badly lit!

Only bought CDs, mostly from a table where they were $5 or 3 for $10:
LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
THE LAST SESSION
STEEL PIER
PLAY ON
THE LIFE
MINNIE'S BOYS
HALLELUJAH BABY
MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG
THE BODY BEAUTIFUL
A CHORUS LINE (revival cast)
FORBIDDEN HOLLYWOOD
JOHN BARROWMAN - Reflections from Broadway

Also picked up:
$3 - NINE (2-disc OBC)
$2 - MY FAIR LADY (OBC)
$5 - THE WOMAN IN WHITE (2-disc OLC)

Since I live right around the corner, I might head back for another quick look, now that the matinee crowd are in their seats.
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"Hi there, we represent The Broadway Better Business Players for a Better Tomorrow. We're trying to start a petition to get second rate shows taken off the marquee and with your help we can stop Mamma Mia from ever playing again." -Brad Jones in Suburban Knights

"Is it true you have Ralph Jr at the bottom of your purse in a jar of formaldehyde?" - Felicia
"No, but I wish I did so I could shove it down your throat!" - Bernadette

"This play is sh*t! This play is sh*t! F*CK YOU TERRENCE MCNALLY!!"- Patti LuPone as an angry theatre goer at 'Master Class'

"Being normal is VASTLY overrated..."
- Aggie Cromwell
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It was deffinetly overcrowded and im sure it has to be some fire hazard but I had a good time and got some really great stuff!!

First off was my impulse purchase. Which was a box from Avenue Q (One that sings during the song "Purpose")

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Box:150$


Bea Authur Window card and playbill (I am a HUGE Bea fan)
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40$

Faith Prince signed Ursula Promo shot.
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20$

Lot of playbills from 2008-2009
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10$

Playbills (Including 2 signed)
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Cats 5$
Equus 3 (each)
Liza 1$
Your welcome america signed by will ferrell 40$
Patti signed Gypsy 20$

Avenue Q tshirt
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10$

And last but not least... I wanted this since I saw it on the website
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Signed window card and cd By Liza 240$ in auction


Overall I spent a little more than 500$ which I actually do not regret. I brought some amazing stuff. It all goes for an amazing cause. And because I cashed a change bucket I had lying around my house and got 140 bucks worth :p

"Everything in life, is only for now" -Avenue Q
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I wonder why Ave. Q sold one of the boxes...
"Hi there, we represent The Broadway Better Business Players for a Better Tomorrow. We're trying to start a petition to get second rate shows taken off the marquee and with your help we can stop Mamma Mia from ever playing again." -Brad Jones in Suburban Knights

"Is it true you have Ralph Jr at the bottom of your purse in a jar of formaldehyde?" - Felicia
"No, but I wish I did so I could shove it down your throat!" - Bernadette

"This play is sh*t! This play is sh*t! F*CK YOU TERRENCE MCNALLY!!"- Patti LuPone as an angry theatre goer at 'Master Class'

"Being normal is VASTLY overrated..."
- Aggie Cromwell
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If you could sell a box for $150, wouldn't you?
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Most of the stuff I was looking for (ANYTHING besides Playbills from Boeing-Boeing, Cry-Baby and Is He Dead?) I couldn't find, but I did come away with two things I was pretty excited about:

A Cry-Baby signed windowcard
The London souvenir program for Mary Poppins with Laura Michelle Kelly

Anyone happen to find an Is He Dead? windowcard?
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saveusmike, where did you get the Avenue Q tshirt? I saw the boxes and wanted one so bad but there was no way I was paying 150$.
Since I've never been to the flea market before, I didn't know if that was a "normal" crowd. Boy, you couldn't even move!!
I feel terrible for those who had to be at tables selling all day in on the bottom floor.
Was there something wrong with the lighting because it was mighty dark in there!!
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I was surprised that there wasn't more stuff at the Next To Normal table.


At the Avenue Q table, there was a deck of cards. When I asked how much they were, they told me 20$. I went back about 30 minutes later and they were 5$, I bought them re: What Did You Get at the BCEFA Broadway Flea Market?

I also purchased:
RENT poster- 2$
Next to normal magnet-3$
Spelling Bee tshirt- 5$
Spelling Bee mousepad- 4$ (I think)
Everything in life is only for now pin-1$ (At the Avenue Q table, the pin was 5$, I found it in the dollar bin at another table.
Playbill show pad of paper- 5$

The playbill prices varied tremendously. I found the exact same playbills in different areas- 1 area had them for 3$ each, another had them for 10 cents each.

The playbills I got:

Wicked *Original Cast*
A Chorus Line 1998
Broadway Bears X11
Pajama Game
You're a Good Man Charlie Brown
Titanic- 1998
M. Butterfly
Thoroughly Modern Millie

Did anyone do the pie throwing contest?

I'm glad I went and experienced it; I'm also very glad to be back home.

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Updated On: 9/27/09 at 04:39 PM
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It was a dark, sweaty, miserable clusterf*ck of epic proportions...and that was at 10:30 AM. Would it have killed anyone to kick the air conditioner up a notch and make the lights brighter?

That said, here's what I bought:

Mary-Louise Parker-Hedda Gabler poster - $5
Tommy anniversary signed poster - $20
Rock of Ages off Broadway signed poster - $10
2 Little Women notepad cubes - 50 cents
5 Shrek pencils - $1
Diddy Combs-Raisin in the Sun published script - $10
Tale of Two Cities musical bound script - $5
Tony voter Dividing the Estate bound script - $5
Tony voter 33 Variations bound script - $5
2 signed Ashley Brown as Mary Poppins photos - $6

Not a bad haul, certainly, as usual, more stuff than I knew I wanted. But I was able to take care of gifts. So that's a plus.
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SweetQ I found the shirt at another Table. Just randomly thrown down.

The Avenue Q table didnt have alot which was upsetting.
"Everything in life, is only for now" -Avenue Q
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I haven't been to the Flea Market in years, but I definitely think Ebay has impacted what you can find there. The days of finding CARRIE sweatshirts or getting an original actor's script from HAIR are I think things of the past.
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TOTALLY jealous of the person who got that original Equus playbill! (saveusmike) I have never been to the flea market, but it seems liek just my kind of thing...one of these years...
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I got:

Original Production Little Shop of Horrors Playbill ($1)
Orig. Prod. 42nd Street Playbill ($.50)
Damn Yankees Revival Playbill ($.50)
Follies Revival Playbill ($.50)
Orig. Prod. Ragtime Playbill ($.50)
A torn yellow shirt from HAIR ($10)
HAIR shirt ($10)
Billy Elliot Program ($10)

And I spent 15 trying at the TKTS pick-a-tix and came away with a pair of Fantastiks tickets.

Overall I spent $48
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I have to say I went around 3, and ... it wasn't crowded at all? No one was in the basement and they were giving things away for free.

Tale of Two Cities - $5 outside the theatre poster
DRACULA, the musical Hat - Free
Tons of playbills - $10 / Most Free

Spent : $15

I kept looking for Tale of Two Cities stuff and all I could find were the window card re: What Did You Get at the BCEFA Broadway Flea Market?!


Pli1018: I saw two of them - one was going for $10 (along with a Spamalot and Woman in White windowcard also for $10 each) and I don't remember how much the other was.
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$5 pick-tix
$5 - 33 Variations script
$5 - Reasons to Be Pretty script
$5 - Dividing the Estate script
$1 - Elaine Stritch @ Liberty program
$1 - 2 Urinetown Hats
Free - Lestat hat
$10 - raffle tickets
$4 - 4 windowcards
$25 - Drowsy Chaperone box office price scale list
$20 - Grey Gardens opening night gift
$1 - Original Annie Get Your Gun playbill w/ Merman
$2 - Grandma Elliot's sausage roll
$5 - Edward Albee's signature on my "Virginia Woolf" windowcard
$1 - Bway Impact Button
$5 - Rocky Horror shirt
$2 - Not Since Carrie book (my old one needed replacing)
$2 - Sondheim biography
$2 - Two old plays
$4 - Two Theater History books
$2 - Joy Behar's book
$1 - Lestat shirt
$30 - 8 cast albums
$1 - Glory Days shoulder bag
$1 - Apple Tree hat

Total Spent - $139
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I heard it was a mad house and Roseland is all stairs so I missed it this year. I usually find great things there but I could not deal with the crowds.

I wish they would have had a rain date. Hope they did well.
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"$2 - Grandma Elliot's sausage roll"

-Fantastic!
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Apple Tree hat $1? I'm jealous.
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With the shouts of "Granny wants to give you her sausage!", I couldn't resist.
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I spent $24 and got:

Little Mermaid window card, necklace, and Beauty and the Beast tshirt for my kid ($7)
Random bag with a Sunday in the Park with George hat signed by Harry Groener ($5)
Mrs. Lovett's Meat Pies hat ($5)
Vinyl Merrily We Roll Along album with the libretto($1)
Playbill tshirt ($5)
Equality Now button ($1)

Overall, I'm okay with what I ended up with. I wasn't hoping to find anything too crazy and I just enjoy walking around and seeing all the things for sale and interacting with the volunteers. I agree that it was totally too hot and cramped in there. I am disappointed that the celebrity table was sequestered upstairs. I didn't even bother trying to go up there.
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I got the vinyl On the Twentieth Century cast recording for a dollar. I know virtually nothing of the show, but I was very taken with the Art Deco design.

Got a few windowcards, as well. I think I spent maybe 4 dollars total.
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Evita program (with Raul Esparza as Che) - $2
Sound of Music opening night metal ticket thing - $3
Billy Elliot "BE Green" bag - $3
Rose's Dilemma Playbill - $1
Kiss of the Spider Woman Playbill (with Brian Stokes Mitchell as Valentin) - $1
Grand Hotel OBC Playbill - $1
Idina Menzel/Daphne Rubin-Vega Chatterbox DVD - $20
A Chorus Line Playbill package (including OBC, tour, original revival cast, and a later Broadway Playbill) - $15
Gavin Creel as Bert signed photo - $5
Julia Murney solo CD - $5
Picture with Priscilla Lopez - $10

Overall spent $76 if I've done my math right. Not a bad haul this year but I will echo everyone else in saying that they really should have just postponed it. It was impossible to move around in the earlier hours...I went back after my show let out at around a quarter to 5 and there were still a lot of people there but at least you could move. God forbid there had been some sort of emergency and they had to get people out of the building.

My mom also made an awesome purchase...she bought an OBC Ragtime Playbill at the Hair table that was signed by Brian Stokes Mitchell, Audra McDonald, Peter Friedman, and a few other cast members.
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I was in NYC yesterday and spent the night before returning home. I used to do the Flea Market during the early years, but it got so damned crowded that I gave up some time ago. From the sound of what happened this year, I am SOOOOOOOOO glad I didn't go.
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Is Alli's Glinda robe still at the Wicked table?
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